Works in the Porter Valley
From the last Work Morning
(23 Jan 18)
Hi Conservation Volunteers,
Many thanks for all eighteen who took part in this mornings efforts in Endcliffe Park and at Shepherd Wheel. Chris Roberts led a specialised team of Mill post installers into Endcliffe Park where they erected the three remaining posts by the sites of Nether Spurgear Wheel, Holme Wheel and Endcliffe Wheel.
Another group, led by Chris Nicholson, were dredging the Shepherd Wheel Dam for weed using our specialised devices and long handled rakes. This required extensive clearance of the far bank to provide access. A considerable amount of weed was removed and the dam is now free of excessive weed. A job well done. At the same time brambles and other undergrowth was removed from the borders of the path along the bank of the Dam. A small amount of litter was also collected.
A few people also met with Ann le Sage to carry out gardening at Forge Dam.
Well done everyone. The next work morning will be at Forge Dam on Thursday 9th August.
The 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday in each month is a Work Morning which starts at 10am and finishes about 1pm. If you would like to join us please just turn up on the day. See the calendar below for dates and meeting points.
We meet up with the Rangers and get involved with whatever practical tasks need doing – clearing brambles, cutting back undergrowth encroaching on paths, litter-picking, and many more activities.
If you have any further questions please contact us via the link at the bottom of this page.
Sheffield City Council regularly contact the FoPV regarding planned works within the valley. They also provide us with various documents for some of the works which explain their plans, and what work is due to be carried out.
Where possible we have provided links to these documents for your information.
Re surfacing the path around Wiremill Dam, unfortunately the contractor preparing the path noticed serious undermining from leaks in the Dam wall similar to the goit problem’s last year.
Closed the Dam path off as a temporary measure, awaiting structural advise.
It is then planned to dig approximately 5 trial pits April / May to aid a structural assessment to advise on a way forward.
Tree Safety Works
Porter Clough (Sept 17)
Contractors will be carrying out health and safety tree work throughout Porter Clough between Carr Bridge and the Top Car Park, as a result of the latest H & S risk assessment. The type of work this generally covers is the felling of dead, dying or dangerous trees and the removal of deadwood or other hazardous parts over thoroughfares and roads. The work will be carried out within the next 10-12 weeks.
Community Tree Officer
Should you require any further information please contact the Tree and Woodland Section on (0114) 273 6701.
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